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Dive 45

Date: April 1, 2013       Dive Shop:  N/A

Location: Sharks Cove,  Oahu, Hawaii

Visibility: 60′ – 80′     Air Temp:   75       Bottom Temp:  73      Weight:  18lbs.

Depth:  45′       Time:   :43

Start PSI: 3,000    End PSI: 1,200      Air/EANx:  32%

Exposure Protection: 5-Mil Full Wetsuit, Hood, Boots, Gloves

Equipment: Spare Air, DPV

Notes:

Decided to try a shore dive at Sharks Cove on Oahu’s North Shore. Saw numerous fish species, several moray eels, and 2 White Spotted Eagle Rays.

Dive 20

Date: March 16, 2013       Dive Shop:  N/A

Location: Sharks Cove,  Oahu, Hawaii

Visibility: 80′- 100′       Air Temp:   80       Bottom Temp:  75      Weight:  18lbs.

Depth:  45′       Time:   :27

Start PSI: 3,000    End PSI: 800      Air/EANx:  32%

Exposure Protection: 5-Mil Full Wetsuit, Hood, Boots, Gloves

Equipment: Spare Air

Notes:

Decided to stay at Sharks Cove for another dive today, Saw more Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles, and more Eagle Rays.

Dive 19

Date: March 16, 2013       Dive Shop:  N/A

Location: Sharks Cove,  Oahu, Hawaii

Visibility: 80′- 100′       Air Temp:   80       Bottom Temp:  75      Weight:  18lbs.

Depth:  60′       Time:   :32

Start PSI: 3,000    End PSI: 500      Air/EANx:  32%

Exposure Protection: 5-Mil Full Wetsuit, Hood, Boots, Gloves

Equipment: Spare Air

Notes:

Decided to try our Sharks Cove for our first shore dive today, Saw Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles, Eagle Rays, and lots of Parrot Fish.

honu = Hawaiian green sea turtle

Dive 13

Date: March 9, 2013       Dive Shop:  Island Divers Hawaii, Hawaii Kai, HI.

Location: Baby Barge, New Barge, LCU,  Oahu, Hawaii

Visibility: 100′- 125′       Air Temp:   84       Bottom Temp:  75      Weight:  16lbs. (too light)

Depth:  82′       Time:   :26

Start PSI: 3,000    End PSI: 800      Air/EANx:  32%

Exposure Protection: 5-Mil Full Wetsuit, Hood, Boots, Gloves

Equipment: Spare Air

Notes:

The currents were very strong today so we did a drift dive across 3 different wrecks, the Baby Barge, New Barge, and the LCU landing craft. Saw several white tipped reef sharks, and white spotted eagle rays.

Dive 11

Date: March 8, 2013       Dive Shop:  Island Divers Hawaii, Hawaii Kai, HI.

Location: Palea Point,  Oahu, Hawaii

Visibility: 125′       Air Temp:   84       Bottom Temp:  75      Weight:  18lbs.

Depth:  69′       Time:   :40

Start PSI: 3,000    End PSI: 500      Air/EANx:  32%

Exposure Protection: 5-Mil Full Wetsuit, Hood, Boots, Gloves

Equipment: Spare Air

Notes:

Nitrox Specialty & Boat Adventure Dive for the Advanced Open Water certification. Visibility was extremely good today with very little waves. Calm sea allowed for a unique opportunity to dive off of Palea Point which is very rare. Saw several moray eels, 2 white spotted eagle rays, and a white tipped reef shark.

Dive 8

Date: March 6, 2013       Dive Shop:  Island Divers Hawaii, Hawaii Kai, HI.

Location: Sea Cave,  Oahu, Hawaii

Visibility: 80-90′ +      Air Temp:   84       Bottom Temp:  75      Weight:  20lbs.

Depth:  52′       Time:   :28

Start PSI: 3,000    End PSI: 500      Air/EANx:  21%

Exposure Protection: 5-Mil Full Wetsuit, Hood, Boots, Gloves

Equipment:

Notes:

Drift Adventure Dive for the Advanced Open Water certification. We did a Drift Dive near the Sea Cave on the Southeast corner of Oahu, drifting past lots of coral heads and explored in and around the Sea Cave. Several species of fish were everywhere. Saw 2 very large schools of Hawaiian Barracuda and several White Spotted Eagle Rays.

Dive 7

Date: March 6, 2013       Dive Shop:  Island Divers Hawaii, Hawaii Kai, HI.

Location: YO-257,  Oahu, Hawaii

Visibility: 70-80′ +      Air Temp:   84       Bottom Temp:  75      Weight:  20lbs.

Depth:  95′       Time:   :29

Start PSI: 3,000    End PSI: 300      Air/EANx:  21%

Deep Adventure Dive for the Advanced Open Water certification. We did this dive on the YO-257 wreck off the southern coast of Oahu. The YO257 was a U.S. Navy Oiler during World War 2 that was intentionally sunk by Atlantis Submarines in 1989 to make an artificial reef.

Plenty of different species of marine life abound on, in, and around the YO257 including White Tipped Reef Sharks, White Spotted Eagle Rays,  Moray Eels, and Octopus.

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